Twitter hits back at Mashaba over his sanitary pad tweets


Metropolis of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has as soon as extra discovered himself in hassle on Twitter after tweeting that the federal government’s distribution of sanitary pads to Grade R learners acquired them to give attention to intercourse, as a substitute of schooling.

“This for me, this isn’t about laziness, however deliberate (sic) destroying the way forward for our youth. You get children to give attention to intercourse, as a substitute of schooling,” Mashaba tweeted. 

Shortly earlier than, he tweeted a screenshot of Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane distributing sanitary pads at a college. The caption learn: Nomvula Mokonyane delivering sanitary pads to grade R scholar (sic) as a substitute of footwear, or faculty baggage. 

Mashaba additionally requested if it was “pretend information, saying the youngsters deserved books”.

Many weren’t impressed along with his tweets and requested what intercourse needed to do with the problem of sanitary pads. 

News24 contacted Mashaba for comment but have not been able to reach him yet.

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